Japan’s Tsubame records lowest ever satellite altitude

Tsubame, an Earth Observation satellite developed by Japan's space agency JAXA, has been registered by the Guinness World Records as having achieved the “lowest altitude by an Earth observation satellite in...

Post-Cyclone Debbie Flooding Continues to Affect Australia While it Heads towards New Zealand

Cyclone Debbie, the strongest tropical cyclone in Australia since 2015, has abated, leaving a trail of destruction and massive flooding across the Eastern Australia and Northern New Zealand. GeoScience Australia has requested...

China launches LKW-3 earth observation satellite

On 13 January 2018, China launched LKW-3, the third satellite in a series known simply as "Land Survey Satellite". The launch took place at 3:10p.m. Beijing time (GMT+8) using a Long...

CSIRO’s Data61 & Radiant.Earth partner to improve Earth Observation for disaster resilience

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61, an Australian data innovation group, will partner with non-profit organization Radiant.Earth to improve disaster resilience globally, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific...

The Philippine microsat program & satellite control centre

Last week we wrote about how CubeSats from Philippines, Bhutan and Malaysia were launched to the ISS on the Falcon 9 CRS-15 mission, as part of the BIRDS-2 project. This is...

AsiaSat to Launch First Dedicated Myanmar Satellite Beam

AsiaSat, one of Asia’s largest satellite operators based in Hong Kong, will provide Myanmar with its first dedicated satellite beam this October when it launches AsiaSat-9, its 10th orbital satellite so...

Vietnam, Airbus discuss future of VNREDSat program

On March 7, 2018, Phan Ngoc Minh, Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, met Guy Limouzin, Vice President, Sales, Earth Observation Space Systems, Airbus Defense and Space....

China’s Long March 2C launches China-France CFOSat, Belarus’ BSUSat-1, 6 Chinese smallsats

Today, at 8:43 a.m. Beijing time (GMT+8), China’s Long March 2C rocket launched the China France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSat) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. Piggybacking on the satellite were Belarus’ first...

Arianespace to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2

Arianespace has been selected to launch Thailand’s THEOS-2, the country’s new earth observation satellite, which will be built by Airbus. THEOS-2 will be launched in 2021, using either Arianespace’s existing Vega small...

Axelspace’s $22.8m funding, 2 upcoming launches & new partnerships

Axelspace, a Japanese space startup developing its own Earth imaging satellites, has raised 2.58 billion JPY (US$22.8 mlllion) in its Series B funding round. The funds will be used to develop...

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